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Red-Tailed Hawks

Scientific Name

Buteo jamaicensis

👀 Animal Footmark

Learn more about them below

Ozzy, Harriet 
Fun Fact!
Did you Know?!
They have excellent vision and can spot a mouse from 100 feet up in the air and Red-tailed hawks are known for their distinctive red tail, which is most visible in adult birds.

Life Span

In the wild

10-21 years

at the zoo

Up to 30 years



1.5-3.5 pounds


18-26 inches



A lot of insects and occasionally plants.


Native to North America

Red-tailed hawks prefer open areas with high perching places and sparse ground cover for hunting.

Conservation Status

Least Concern (LC)

Learn more about their conversion status.

The IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Natur maintains the Red List, a global database assessing the conservation status of species. It's a vital tool for tracking endangered species and guiding conservation efforts.

in the twin valleys

Red-Tailed Hawks
On Map
Visit them at Brantford Nature's Getaway

Navigate to them across our 25 acres.

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Find them in Brantford